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Performing Arts

 


Learn to Play Bagpipes – Beginner Class 

Instructor: Dan Wilson

Waiting List Open

Start Date: To Be Determined

Days: Mondays

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 7:00 PM

Workshop Fee: OCAF Members - $35
                           Non-Members - $40

Class Description: This class is designed for teaching the basics of playing the bagpipes.  Students will need to bring a Dunbar regular size, plastic practice chanter with a Walsh reed and the bagpipe tutor by Seumas Macneil, commonly known as the “green book” to the first class.  This will cost about $100.  The instructor will be more than glad to provide contacts for suppliers for these supplies. DO NOT BUY BAGPIPES AT THIS TIME!  The practice chanter is all that is needed to learn the various finger movements and tunes for playing the bagpipes.

Location: School Street Studio, Painting and Drawing Classroom

Registration for current class is closed. Sign up on Waiting List here.

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Learn to Play Bagpipes – Intermediate Class A

Waiting List Open

Instructor: Dan Wilson

Start Date: To Be Determined

Days: Mondays

Start Time: 7:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Workshop Fee: OCAF Members - $35
                           Non-Members - $40

Class Description: This class is for students that have completed the Beginning Class or are able to read music and are working on embellsihments and basic tunes on the practice chanter.

Location: School Street Studio, Painting and Drawing Classroom

Registration for current class is closed. Sign up on Waiting List here.

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Learn to Play Bagpipes – Intermediate Class B

Instructor: Dan Wilson

Waiting List Open

Start Date: To Be Determined

Days: Mondays

Start Time: 8:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Workshop Fee: OCAF Members - $35
                           Non-Members - $40

Class Description: This class is for students that have completed the Beginning Class and Intermediate Class A. Students know how to read music, have a knowledge of the embellishments, are proficient with the basic tunes on the practive chanter, and are ready to play the bagpipes.

Location: School Street Studio, Painting and Drawing Classroom

Registration for current class is closed. Sign up on Waiting List here.

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Dan Wilson started playing bagpipes with the “D” Company Buffalo City Guard Gordon Highlanders in Buffalo, New York.  He played with the Virginia Highlands Pipes and Drums in Roanoke, Virginia and was Pipe Major of the Abingdon Highlanders Pipes and Drums, a Grade V competition band in Abingdon, Virginia.  He played five years with the North Atlanta Pipes and Drums, a Grade V competition band that has placed first is several highland game competitions including a first place finish at the Stone Mountain Highland Games this past fall.  Dan played the small pipes in the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, with the Athens Town & Gown Players and plays the bagpipes for special events in and around Athens.  Dan is Pipe Major of the Thistle and Kudzu Pipes and Drums.